Thank you for all you do to prevent another Holocaust! I have copied this from a chaplain friend. – (name withheld)
Today beginning at sunset and ending at sunset on Thursday is the solemn occasion of Yom HaShoah, also known as the Holocaust Day of Remembrance.
On this date people of good conscious are called to commemorate the lives and heroism of the six million Jewish people who died in the Holocaust between 1933 and 1945. As professional multi-faith chaplains we are committed to the recognition and honoring the dignity of all lives; however, we also recognize that this has not been and isn’t always the case —that there have been among our human siblings those who have been marginalized, oppressed and even murdered because of their race, their color and/or their faith/spiritual traditions.
We Remember Them
At the rising sun and at its going down; We remember them.
At the blowing of the wind and in the chill of winter; We remember them.
At the opening of the buds and in the rebirth of spring; We remember them.
At the blueness of the skies and in the warmth of summer; We remember them.
At the rustling of the leaves and in the beauty of the autumn; We remember them.
At the beginning of the year and when it ends; We remember them.
As long as we live, they too will live, for they are now a part of us as; We remember them.
When we are weary and in need of strength; We remember them.
When we are lost and sick at heart; We remember them.
When we have decisions that are difficult to make; We remember them.
When we have joy we crave to share; We remember them.
When we have achievements that are based on theirs; We remember them.
For as long as we live, they too will live, for they are now a part of us as we remember them. ~
May we remember and join voices in committing to “never again”.
~ Sylvan Kamens & Rabbi Jack Riemer